Getting to the Point with Larry Tye
New York Times bestselling author Larry Tye will join Lisa Mullins, host of WBUR’s All Things Considered, and the Kennedy Institute for a discussion on his new book, “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator McCarthy,” and the parallels to today’s political leadership.
“Demagogue” traces the rise of Senator Joe McCarthy, one of the most extreme populists in American history. The book outlines the senator’s use of fear, deception, and political smears to dominate national conversations; Tye provides a telling lesson for how McCarthy rose to power and what led to his ultimate takedown. Given today’s fraught political climate, “Demagogue” is an intriguing read as many Americans grapple with similar rhetoric and fear coming from the halls of power.
Getting to the Point with Larry Tye will be held virtually on Zoom and registrants will receive a link to the program via email.
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Stephen Breyer will participate in a moderated conversation with Nina Totenberg, NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent, about the vital role the Supreme Court plays in providing checks and balances on the federal government, the importance of nominations to the bench and how elections impact these decisions, and the recent rulings of the court.
Join the Museum of African American History, the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for the 2020 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event. Now in its third year, the Award is an annual prize that encourages scholarship and writing within the field of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize and two $5,000 finalist prizes for exceptional adult non-fiction books written in a literary style.
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts for a Constitution Day forum on Massachusetts’s Ballot Question #2. The moderated discussion will cover both sides of the Ranked Choice Voting initiative as Commonwealth voters prepare to head to the polls in November.